Access to video games is so important for people with physical challenges

Why is access to videogames so important for people with severe physical challenges?



In this talk, the ‘SpecialEffect Charity’ Founder and CEO, Dr Mick Donegan, will explain why he created a charity with a primary focus on access to videogames for people with severe challenges and the ways in which the charity has been welcomed by games developers from all over the world to help them to make their hardware and software more accessible to all.

He will use case studies to illustrate the transformational impact that access to video games can have on the quality of life of those his charity does its best to help.


Headline Speaker:

Dr Mick Donegan has many years of practice-based work as a teacher and an Assistive Technology Specialist. He has extensive experience in assessing, teaching, training, and supporting people with complex communication difficulties. Mick was Deputy Head of Wilson Stuart Special School in Birmingham and Deputy Director of the ACE Centre, Oxford. He is an Associate Senior Research Fellow at SMARTlab, University College, Dublin, and is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Assistive Design at OCAD University, Ontario.

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Jun 17 2021


12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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